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After the town of the same named wine - growing area (GI) north of Canberra in the Australian State of New South Wales, which belongs to the zone Central Ranges. The city is also noteworthy insofar as the population is composed of 50 nations. The winegrowing area, which only emerged in the 1970s, is growing rapidly. There is a hot and dry climate with the risk of spring frosts. The vineyards cover 800 hectares of vines in the gentle valleys of the Belabula River and Lachlan River. The main red varieties are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the main white varieties are Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho and Gewürztraminer. Well-known producers are Arrowfield, Brokenwood, Cowra Estate, Hungerford Hill, Richmond Grove. Rothbury Estate and windowrie.

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